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Extra, Extra: Raising the DVP, Shirtless Protests, and Baby Photos

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Photo by Ryan, from the Torontoist Flickr pool.

  • It’s possible drivers on the DVP will have to endure more traffic headaches and construction at some point—not because the roadway will need to be resurfaced or the lines repainted, but because the whole thing might need to be raised in order to avoid intermittent floods.
  • In honour of the outspoken and shirtless jogger who took on Rob Ford at a Canada Day parade, various outspoken people took their shirts off and protested today outside the Newstalk 1010 station on Richmond Street West while Ford was inside being interviewed.
  • Two Toronto teachers—Frank Nelson, 44, and BJ Barone, 34—recently celebrated the birth of their son, Milo. A photo of the couple holding their new baby has taken BuzzFeed and Facebook by storm and landed them in the local dailies. “I think it has been a gift to everyone who sees that photo and knows that it does not matter if it’s a man or a woman or gay couple,” said Nelson. “Anyone would feel utter joy in that moment.”

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  • tyrannosaurus_rek

    Naturalizing the mouth of the Don to remove the narrow 90° bend would be a lot cheaper and faster than rebuilding the DVP.

    • OgtheDim

      Yeah, but that would get in the way of the Ferris Wheel….

  • HotDang

    The DVP floods for 0 – 12 hours a year, generally overnight. This sounds like a terrible investment. It gets closed off more for maintenance.

  • Notcleverguy

    Just improve the drainage on the lower portion of the DVP.

    • tomwest

      How would that help? The river can’t drain off it it’s higher than the surface of the road…

  • Notcleverguy

    Love the photo of the new dads. It captures such an emotionally happy moment. I feel so good for those guys.

    • rich1299

      I’ll never forget the sound of an old friend’s voice the day his daughter was born, he called me in the morning sounding totally over the moon with joy just after she was born. We talked again later that evening and he still sounded exactly the same as he did that morning. He sounded just like they looked in the photo.